Dr. Matt McSweeney (On sabbatical January 1 - June 30, 2024

Professor and Director of the Centre for the Sensory Research of Food

Prof. Matt McSweeny


Huggins Science Hall, Room 421

Telephone: 902-585-1230

Fax: 902-585-1637

Email: matthew.mcsweeney@acadiau.ca



University of Guelph (PhD)

University of Guelph (Bachelor of Science with Honours, major Food Science)


Courses (On sabbatical January 1 - June 30, 2024)

On leave


  • The production of low GI food products and their sensory characteristics
  • Sensory evaluation of new health food products and investigation of health claims' interaction on consumer's liking of a product
  • Investigating the connection between satiety and sensory properties of food
  • Working with local food companies to help produce new and interesting food products
  • Evaluate local consumer trends and what drives their liking of food products using new and innovative methodology


Teaching Interests

I am interested in teaching students what characteristics drive their liking of foods and furthering their knowledge of food products by helping them to create their own product.


Centre for the Sensory Research of Food

For more information on the lab, check out the CSRF page